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Curriculums

MUSIC

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The pedagogical approach favoured by the Conservatoire respects the rhythm of each individual student. Musicians’ training also includes numerous opportunities for composers and performers to perform in public, giving students a solid base of on-stage experience. In fact, each year, the Conservatoire organizes hundreds of musical events — concerts, lectures, master classes — in several venues, which contributes to the development and reach of Québec musical life.

Composition

The composition profile encompasses various techniques, composition, and elctro-acoustical composition. Training spans three cycles : Advanced Studies I, Advanced Studies II, and Advanced Training.

Performance

The performance profile encompasses programs for instrumentalists, singers, and conductors. It spans five cycles : Preparatory Studies (elementary and secondary levels), Intermediate Studies (collegial level), Bachelor’s Degree or Advances Studies I, Master’s Degree or Advanced Studies II, and Advanced Training.

Training
Training spans five cycles within which the student learns a main subject known as a “specialty” — the student’s instrument or vocal performance, conducting, or composition. In addition, each specialty comprises core courses that provide all students with solid musical training (auditory and theoritical training, music history, writing techniques and analysis).

From the first cycle, the musicians-in-training take a path that leads them from preparatory studies (elementary level) to advanced training (universitary level). This last stage allows students to carry out personal projects that contribute to their professional development. Between these two stages, the students undergo a gradual evolution, passing through a cycle of intermediate or collegial studies, to bachelor’s degree or Advanced Studies I to master’s degree or Advances Studies II.

From the end of the intermediate level until the very end of their studies, students receive one-and-a-half hours per week of individual teaching in their specialty. In addition, they enjoy the free services of piano accompanists, and all perform in small and large ensembles. Finally, the teacher-student ratio of group classes is a clear-cut advantage that results in optimal pedagogical support.

DRAMATIC ARTS

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The Conservatoire d’art dramatique is open to students possessing a diploma of collegial studies, and offers two programs equivalent to a bachelor’s degree : one in performance and design, and one, a short program, in stage direction and artistic creation.

Performance

Training
Training in performance, offered in Montréal and Québec, prepares students for a professional artistic career as an actor in theatre, cinema, media, and various related milieus. Spread over three consecutive years, this full-time program offers learning and development activities that reflect the demands of current dramatic arts practices. It favours intensive practical training. Its three successive phases deal with self-knowledge, expression, and representation. This first allows actors-in-the-making to develop their conscience, with all of its strengths and weaknesses, then enables actors’ theatrical personality to grow by teaching them to express themselves and to portray characters, and finally, provides them with the opportunity to perform on stage before an audience and discover the reality of their craft.

Courses
Courses focus on performance, acting for the camera, artistic creation, improvisation, writing, diction and phonetics, voice, reading, singing, movement, masks, mime, pantomime, clowning, commedia dell’arte, theatre history, tragedy, new theatre, stage combat, and tap dancing. Certain courses are exclusive to Québec City and others to Montréal.

Learning
The Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal has developed a specialty in teaching acting for the camera. Students have the opportunity to perform before the lens, handle the camera, develop scenarios, put up sets and lighting, and work as floor managers and switchers. They acquire extensive experience with electronic media, which contributes to making them actors who are well prepared to practice their craft and be aware of its different facets. From September to May, group activities allow each student to pursue their research and comment on their colleagues. In keeping with the aims of the program, students must perform training exercises in public.

Design


Training
Training in design is exclusive to the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec and prepares students for careers as set, prop, and costume designers. During the first two years, they learn basic techniques required to make models and draw sketches, and to build props for performances. During the third year, they work with students in the performance program, creating sets, costumes, props, lighting concepts, and posters for them. Over time, they learn to discover themselves and bring their own personal vision to their creations.

Courses
Courses in the program focus on sets, costumes, props, technical drawing, illustration and media techniques, drawing and sketching, the history of costume and set design, and the hitory of architectural and decorative styles.

Learning
The teaching is very personalized and demanding. In return, the school requires that students make themselves fully available in heart, body, and spirit.

Stage Direction and Artistic Creation


Training
Training in stage direction and artistic creation has recently begun to be offered at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec. The program is open to candidates who have already studied dramatic arts or who have relevant stage experience.

Courses
Courses offered range from performance to the history of theatre, and include textual analysis, the study of balance on stage, technical drawing, dramatic writing, directing actors, project management, and assistant stage direction.

Learning
This program, lasting one year or two depending on the candidate’s profile, is in keeping with the school’s pedagogical approach, which is to produce versatile dramatic artists familiar with theatrical practice as a whole, rather than only specific areas such as writing or directing.






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